“Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan acknowledged on Saturday that the government shared the blame for the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, saying that officials had been blinded by a false belief in the country’s technological infallibility, even as he vowed to push for the idled reactors to be restarted.”

March 4th, 2012

Ex-Ante Blindness. Ex-Post Rationalization.

“The government, operator and the academic world were all too steeped in a safety myth,” Mr. Noda said in an interview with journalists from overseas news media organizations. “Everybody must share the pain of responsibility.”